Posts Categorized: Christian Critiques

Obama Was a Test for Christians, and Most Evangelicals Failed It!

… In 2008, I was active in a Christian writers’ group. One day, when discussing the direction of the nation, the leader of the group warned us that “we are being bamboozled” as it looked likely that Obama would become president.  With Obama having the middle name, Hussein, Christians couldn’t help but ask, “Could we… Read more »

5 Reasons why Rachel Maddow’s lesbianism is NO reason for Christians to reject her show

… Since Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart left their politically-oriented shows on Comedy Central, the only cable news/punditry show I watch on a daily basis is “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC. When I mention this to conservatives, especially of the Christian variety (although not always), they’ll say something like, “Isn’t she a lesbian?” And… Read more »

The biblical case for the rich being the least righteous class

… [This is an excerpt from my book, Rescuing Religion from Republicans]   Are the Rich More Righteous? According to 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the corporate capitalist free market system “not only produces wealth but also virtuous people whose worldly enterprise complements the work of the Creator.” Unfortunately, many Christians hold this same… Read more »

Why it’s wrong for Christians to blame the poor for their poverty

… No one better summed up the modern-day Republican stance on personal responsibility than Herman Cain did while running for president in 2012. He said, “Don’t blame Wall Street, don’t blame the big banks, if you don’t have a job and you’re not rich, blame yourself! It is not a person’s fault because they succeeded;… Read more »

Exposing the 7-year Tribulation Doomsday Myth

… Over the past 50 years, a significant number of conservative Christians have promoted the idea that God has called America to support Israel at all costs, even if it means invading nations who might threaten Israel and effectively waging perpetual war in the Mid-East for the sake of weapons industry profits. These Evangelicals, led… Read more »

7 Bible Quotes of Social Justice as a Purpose of God’s Law

… [This article is an excerpt from the book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason”] Republicans and Evangelicals have found common ground in their opposition to social justice. Naturally, justice for the poor flies in the face of what the Republicans have been doing since the 1870s – representing the wealthy oppressors of the poor. The… Read more »